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What is the management for a client with post-partum hemorrhage and hypovolemic shock?

What is the management for a client with post-partum hemorrhage and hypovolemic shock?

Fluids, then blood.: Post-partum hemorrhage is the loss of morethan 500 ml of blood after vaginal delivery, or 1000 ml of blood after cesarean section. It is the most common cause of perinatal maternal death in the modern world. The management is similar to shock since fluid loss occurs. First crystalloid solution, then blood units if loss is >2000 ml or shock progresses despite aggressive replacement. ...Read more

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What is a post-partum checkup?

What is a post-partum checkup?

Routine exam: It is the routine exam performed usually at 4 to 6 weeks after delivery. Your doctor will assess that your body is back to normal after the delivery and you will have the opportunity to have any problems addressed and discuss birth control if desired. ...Read more

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Will post partum anxiety ever end?

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Will post partum anxiety ever end?

PP anxiety: Symptoms can last long if u were predisposed to anxiety prior to pregnancy. Best to talk to a mental health professional for cognitive therapy work plus anxiety medications if warranted. ...Read more

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How can I deal with postpartum flares?

How can I deal with postpartum flares?

Be patient.: Hot flushes are not unusual postpartum, especially after tubal ligation. Be reassured that they are alomst always self-limited and be patient. They should be gone by your 6-week postpartum ob/gyn visit. If they interfere with your daily activities, try Prozac (fluoxetine) or clonidine, after talking with your doctor. Rarely this is permanent and seen in sheehan's syndrome. ...Read more

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What can I do for post-partum bleeding?

What can I do for post-partum bleeding?

Call your doctor!: Post-partum bleeding may represent a serious problem, such as pieces of the placenta left in the uterus (retained placenta). It needs immediate evaluation, at least through a phone call to your doctor. It could also represent a problem with your ability to clot normally. Again, check with the doctor who delivered your baby. ...Read more

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What are the best postpartum exercises?

What are the best postpartum exercises?

Walking is great: There is also something called stroller aerobics that a lot of new moms find helpful. See if there is a class near you check with the local hospitals to see if they know of classes. Also google kegel exercises. Can also talk with karen quigley at trueformcoaching.Com. She's very good in this area & does online personal coaching. ...Read more

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When does my post-partum checkup happen?

When does my post-partum checkup happen?

Over time if ever: Handedness comes in at variable times in normal kids from mid 2nd yr to 4 or 5 if ever.Some kids will use both equally or favor one for one task & the other for another.A few will be ambidextorous.There is no reason to discourage use of a particular hand at any age. Handedness is centrally wired. Strong preference one hand before 15 mo may be a sign of mild CP & should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I expect at my post-partum checkup?

What can I expect at my post-partum checkup?

Routine exam: It is the routine exam performed usually at 4 to 6 weeks after delivery. Your doctor will assess that your body is back to normal after the delivery and you will have the opportunity to have any problems addressed and discuss birth control if desired. ...Read more

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How are the postpartum cleansing bottles used?

Rinse: Wash off your bottom while you urinate (pee), to dilute urine that might otherwise be painful on healing cuts, especially first thing in the morning when urine is stronger. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I have post-partum bleeding?

Should I be concerned if I have post-partum bleeding?

No: After a delivery, either c-section or vaginal birth, it is normal to bleed for up to 6 weeks. Your bleeding can also go back and forth between heavy and light and you may have different sized blood clots . If you feel like you are bleeding excessively call your doctor. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for bleeding at 6 months post partum?

Possible reasons for bleeding at 6 months post partum?

Postpartum bleeding: Post partum bleeding occur in most pregnancy and can last up to 90 days after delivery. During this post partum period, most patients may resume their menses at varying time. At 6 months, post partum, any bleeding will be expected to be normal menses. However, if the bleeding persist longer than expected, CBC for hemoglobin and pelvic ultrasound will be beneficial for reassurance. Discuss BCP/IUD. ...Read more

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Again im 4 weeks post partum, have i begun to ovulate again?

Again im 4 weeks post partum, have i begun to ovulate again?

Can't tell online: Have you had a period yet? If so, you are ovulating. If not, maybe. There's no exact formula: if you'v not had a period in the next 8 weeks, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a woman return to work before going to her postpartum appointment?

Can a woman return to work before going to her postpartum appointment?

Possible: Some pregnancies are very uncomplicated and depending upon the woman's general health, stamina, and abilities and the requirements of the work place, she may be able to return to work. This would require a discussion with her obstetrician, her employer, hr, and consideration of child bonding and care. This should all be discussed prior to delivery with all concerned and very carefully. ...Read more

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I am basically a pure vegeterian..What foods are to be avoided in postpartum? ?

Food preference: The only foods that i can think of avoiding postpartum are dependent on your own dietary restrictions. You can choose to eat whatever you want , just ensure that you have enough protein. If you want to avoid something consider alcohol, marijuana, recreational drugs. ...Read more

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What should I do if I'm experience severe upper GI pain, also in my back? I am 4 weeks post partum.

What should I do if I'm experience severe upper GI pain, also in my back? I am 4 weeks post partum.

ER: Go now and get checked: any abdomianl pain that seems to go toward your back can represent a GI or vascular emergency: aortic aneuysm, penetrating ulcer, pancreatic disease, referred pain form GI tract, gallstones tec. Get examined ASAP. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a post partum cardio myopothy, will it definetley go away on it's own after 6 months?

Post partum: There are risk factors associated with worst prognosis including race, size of the heart, ejection fraction , etc. I will say that in general, 50% of patients may recover in one year. ...Read more

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I am 3 weeks post partum and noticed my clitoris looks as if it has moved down, it's not as high up as it used to be. Normal?

Probably normal: It is common for the pelvic anatomy to be a bit distorted and potentially permanently altered as a result of parturition. However, at three weeks postpartum there may still be a significant change in the outward appearance of the anatomy as everything tries to return to normal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to NEVER have Postpartum with other deliveries and suddenly have it? Emotions are everywhere and i feel saddened this time around.

Absolutely: I'm assuming you mean postpartum depression? Each pregnancy is different, even in the same woman. Even if you never had symptoms after any of your other pregnancies, it is possible to have depression symptoms with this one. Normally, those symptoms are mild and resolve in a few weeks. If you are having severe depression that is prolonged, see your doctor. ...Read more